School lunches are essential to help students’ overall health and well-being. By following USDA nutritional guidelines and participation in federal and state nutrition/school lunch programs OSD & OSSB are able to provide healthy food for our students at each meal. Learn more about the programs offered and our guidelines explained in more detail below.
Daily we come together as a supportive team to provide nourishment for our students so they can focus and learn.
We are motivated and passionate to prepare healthy, tasty and nutritious meals in a supportive, safe and trusting environment so that our students can reach their educational goals.
Programs & Policies at Both Schools
After School Smart Snack Policy
The After School Care Snack Program (ASCSP) is a federal reimbursement program established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program provides reimbursement to schools such as OSD & OSSB in an effort to help us serve nutritious snacks to students after their school day ends. The program provides a nutritional boost and encourages participation in supervised activities that are safe, fun and filled with learning opportunities.
At OSD & OSSB we encourage our students and staff to be health conscious and offer healthier meals and snacks which contain more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
The Ohio State Schools for the Deaf/Blind will create a campus wide health council to develop, implement, monitor, review, and, as necessary, revise school nutrition and physical activity policies. The council also will serve as resources to departments for implementing those policies. (A school health council consists of a group of individuals representing the school and community, and should include parents, students, and representatives of the school food authority, school administrators, teachers, health professionals, and members of the public.)
Civil Rights/Non Discrimination Policy
Summer Food Service Program
All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals. For more information or to find a location near you call 1-866-3-HUNGRY.